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#Gaeltacht

From TheJournal.ie Councillor encourages people to deface English translations on Donegal Gaeltacht signs An Ghaeilge

Councillor encourages people to deface English translations on Donegal Gaeltacht signs

“I would encourage people to go out and do it,” he said, adding that the Gaeltacht regions were on their “last legs”.

From TheJournal.ie 50 students from Deis schools to be offered scholarships to attend the Gaeltacht Gaeilge

50 students from Deis schools to be offered scholarships to attend the Gaeltacht

This is the first time such a scheme will be made available to students in Deis secondary schools.

From TheJournal.ie Moscow native appointed to promote Irish language in south Kerry Gaeltacht Dr Victor Bayda

Moscow native appointed to promote Irish language in south Kerry Gaeltacht

Dr Victor Bayda said that being appointed to the role was “a privilege and an honour”.

Just 14 tweets that will bring back those sweet, sweet Gaeltacht memories

It turns out some people did actually get sent home for speaking English.

From TheJournal.ie These two ministers are heading to the Gaeltacht this summer for a crash course in Irish Ag Caint As Gaeilge

These two ministers are heading to the Gaeltacht this summer for a crash course in Irish

The government is today launching its five-year Irish Language plan which has a focus on early child education.

From TheJournal.ie Irish-speaking areas in the North to receive official recognition for the first time Gaeilge

Irish-speaking areas in the North to receive official recognition for the first time

Five areas north and south have been chosen to receive formal status as Irish language network communities.

From TheJournal.ie Three billboards erected outside small Galway village in honour of Martin McDonagh Leitir Mealláin

Three billboards erected outside small Galway village in honour of Martin McDonagh

McDonagh’s father grew up in Lettermullan in the Gaeltacht region of Galway.

From TheJournal.ie Speaking Irish: 'Even though I’m surrounded by English, it’s not my language' Column

Speaking Irish: 'Even though I’m surrounded by English, it’s not my language'

The census shows a big increase in the number of daily speakers of Irish in Dublin. We’re not demanding anything. We’re just saying that we exist, writes Osgur Ó Ciardha.

From TheJournal.ie 'I can go to Lidl and meet people who speak Irish': Why are there so many Gaeilgeoirí in Leixlip? Census 2016

'I can go to Lidl and meet people who speak Irish': Why are there so many Gaeilgeoirí in Leixlip?

Leixlip is the third top non-Gaeltacht town for daily Irish language speakers (outside education), according to Census 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Extra €2.5m to help Irish language outside the Gaeltacht and to create jobs within Gaeltacht

Extra €2.5m to help Irish language outside the Gaeltacht and to create jobs within

Údarás na Gaeltachta said having a Taoiseach who spoke Irish was “without doubt” helpful to securing funding for the Irish language.

From TheJournal.ie Why has a Kerry Gaeltacht's population been dramatically declining? Gaeltacht Uíbh Ráthaigh

Why has a Kerry Gaeltacht's population been dramatically declining?

“It’s absolutely picturesque, but you can’t eat the view,” a spokesperson for Údarás na Gaeltachta said.

From TheJournal.ie Culture department adds 'Gaeltacht' to title after pressure from Irish language groups Cad Is Ainm Duit

Culture department adds 'Gaeltacht' to title after pressure from Irish language groups

The name of Heather Humphreys’ portfolio is now the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'The time has come. We demand the opportunity to live our lives through Irish' Irish Language

Column: 'The time has come. We demand the opportunity to live our lives through Irish'

The hour has come for a generation to bring the language to life while also calling time on the government bluff, writes Michael McCaughan.

There's going to be a pop up Gaeltacht 'from the Bankers to the Mercantile' tonight

Here’s the story behind the events bringing hundreds of Gaeilgeoirs together over pints.

From TheJournal.ie Government to block bill calling for new public holiday, despite one of its own calling for the same thing Spoilsports

Government to block bill calling for new public holiday, despite one of its own calling for the same thing

The Public Holidays Bill 2016 is being brought before the Dáil today by Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh.

Matthew McConaughey says he wants to send his kids to the Gaeltacht

Ceart go leor, ceart go leor, ceart go leor…

From TheJournal.ie A barman from the Gaeltacht has been banned from speaking Irish in a Cork pub Cnámh Spairne

A barman from the Gaeltacht has been banned from speaking Irish in a Cork pub

Kerryman Cormac Ó Bruic said he was was forbidden by The Flying Enterprise pub complex in Cork from speaking Irish at work as “this is an English-speaking business’.

From TheJournal.ie Donegal community tries to buy former AIB bank building for €1 Derrybeg

Donegal community tries to buy former AIB bank building for €1

A councillor said the community wants AIB to hand the bank over to them for local facilities.

From TheJournal.ie Boost for unemployment blackspot as over 100 new jobs announced Gweedore

Boost for unemployment blackspot as over 100 new jobs announced

A UK telemarketing company is coming to Donegal.

From TheJournal.ie Donegal's getting a whiskey factory built on these stunning Gaeltacht cliffs Wild Atlantic Wahey

Donegal's getting a whiskey factory built on these stunning Gaeltacht cliffs

It’s a tourism combination made in heaven.

This postcard sent home from the Gaeltacht has been found and it's absolutely gas

“The Ceilí are a load of rubbish, a complete waste of time. Danced with a girl who looked like Satan.”

From TheJournal.ie 'Abandoned' islanders slam scrapping of plane service Aer Arann

'Abandoned' islanders slam scrapping of plane service

The decision has caused deep concern among residents of the three islands.

From TheJournal.ie "An incredible inspiration": Gaeltacht minister Joe McHugh on learning Irish from a New Yorker Native New Yorker

"An incredible inspiration": Gaeltacht minister Joe McHugh on learning Irish from a New Yorker

Joe McHugh’s language skills were “ar an úrlár” when he took over the job. Here’s how he’s been getting on…

From TheJournal.ie What will become of the Aran Islands now that their airplane service is gone? Forgotten Islands?

What will become of the Aran Islands now that their airplane service is gone?

A new tender for the commuter service to the islands has been given to a Galway helicopter firm at the expense of Aer Arann Islands, the holder of the tender for the last 45 years.

From TheJournal.ie Irish speakers are angry that Enda Kenny doesn't think the Gaeltacht is in crisis Teanga Tied

Irish speakers are angry that Enda Kenny doesn't think the Gaeltacht is in crisis

Enda Kenny made his statement in an RTÉ Radio documentary.

From TheJournal.ie Did you hear the one about five men, their cars and a seaweed factory? Rural Dispute

Did you hear the one about five men, their cars and a seaweed factory?

An Taisce has raised an objection to the building of a cosmetics factory as it would encourage “dispersed development”.

From TheJournal.ie What else could I get for the €295,000 home of... Lady Gregory's driver Home Exchange

What else could I get for the €295,000 home of... Lady Gregory's driver

We take a look at what around €295,000 would get you around the rest of the country.

From TheJournal.ie Man killed in crash after he was hit while walking in rural Galway Roads

Man killed in crash after he was hit while walking in rural Galway

The crash happened this morning in Kilkieran.

From The42 Check out this unbelievable piece of skill from the Waterford U21 championship Too Good

Check out this unbelievable piece of skill from the Waterford U21 championship

Dónal Breathnach scored a memorable goal against Cois Bhride recently.

From TheJournal.ie A lot of people think Enda was wrong to make this guy Gaeltacht Minister Míshásta

A lot of people think Enda was wrong to make this guy Gaeltacht Minister

But he doesn’t “take it personally.”

From TheJournal.ie Former RTÉ head criticises Kenny over "less than fluent" Gaeltacht minister Tuarisc

Former RTÉ head criticises Kenny over "less than fluent" Gaeltacht minister

Cathal Goan made the comments as he launched a new online Irish news site.

From TheJournal.ie Student teachers say Gaeltacht placement is 'unregulated waste of money' Education

Student teachers say Gaeltacht placement is 'unregulated waste of money'

The Department of Education said it had not taken the decision to abolish the subsidy lightly but cuts had to be made.

From TheJournal.ie New Gaeltacht minister: No, I haven't started Irish lessons yet Cúpla Focail

New Gaeltacht minister: No, I haven't started Irish lessons yet

Heather Humphreys, the senior minister at the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, has admitted her command of the language isn’t the best.

From TheJournal.ie New Gaeltacht minister now "thinking in Irish" after summer cramming classes Mo Laethanta Saoire

New Gaeltacht minister now "thinking in Irish" after summer cramming classes

Joe McHugh’s been sent to the Gaeltacht to brush up on the teanga.

Coláiste Lurgan cover Kodaline in snazziest video yet

Gach duine le cheile!

From TheJournal.ie The Gaeltacht Minister wants you to join him on 'a journey' to improve his Irish Teanga

The Gaeltacht Minister wants you to join him on 'a journey' to improve his Irish

Dúirt an tAire McHugh: “Léiríonn mó chás-sa an saol mar atá sé do go leor de mhuintir na tíre seo.”

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